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Joint Protection : enabling change in musculoskeletal conditions

Hammond, A

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I Soderback
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Abstract

Joint protection includes applying ergonomic principles in daily life, altering working methods, using assistive devices, and modifying environments. It is taught to people with musculoskeletal conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), and soft tissue rheumatisms. Common principles are to: distribute load over several joints; reduce effort using assistive devices; pace activities; use orthoses; and exercise regularly. Cognitive-behavioral, self-efficacy, and motor-learning approaches are employed. Trials demonstrate that using these approaches is significantly more effective than advice and demonstration alone in changing joint-protection behavior, improving self-efficacy, function, and reducing pain in both early and established RA and hand OA. There is still conflicting evidence for its effectiveness in soft-tissue rheumatisms.

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Hammond, A. (2015). Joint Protection : enabling change in musculoskeletal conditions. In I. Soderback (Ed.), International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions (Second Edition) (607-618). New York: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08141-0_42

Acceptance Date Nov 15, 2014
Online Publication Date Nov 26, 2014
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 22, 2016
Publicly Available Date Aug 26, 2020
Publisher Springer
Pages 607-618
Book Title International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions (Second Edition)
ISBN 9783319081403-(print);-9783319081410-(online)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08141-0_42
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08141-0_42
Related Public URLs http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08141-0

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